Lest We Forget Who Jump-Started Racial Divisions in the US

Stand by for a string of Democrats calling President Trump a “racist” this week during their virtual convention! Calling someone a racist is standard Democrat character assassination – especially when they’ve got NOTHING else! Their virus deception is nearly played out, as the numbers don’t support continued lock-downs, and people are getting fed up with the arbitrariness of #Dementiacrat governors and mayors.

Their two Manchurian candidates have never held jobs in the private sector and are clueless about economics (other than the Marxist claptrap variety of increasing taxes and regulations). It’s laughable to expect anything substantive from them on “growing the economy.” They (as well as all top Democrats) are both in the pocket of the Chinese Communists, as previously noted here.

All they’re left with are the extreme leftist positions of Bernie Sanders, which the two political chameleons embraced long ago (Harris willingly from the beginning, and Biden opportunistically as directed by his handlers). Those positions? Medicare-for-All (socialist medicine), the Green New Deal (the pipe-dream to replace oil and gas as primary energy sources, never mind the laws of thermodynamics), embracing Communist China (and a return to spouses and other relatives of #Dementiacrat politicians getting rich via political corruption including theft of US foreign aid), open borders (not a winning issue in the Pandemic Age), major tax increases (a job-killer policy position), etc., etc.

The likelihood that each of those policy positions will be detailed during their virtual convention? Zero, because they know that the American people don’t support their malarkey. So, what’s left? Playing the racist card, of course. Their old stand-by tactic when all else fails.

Let’s not forget who gave us eight long years of racist division from his perch in the Oval Office – Barack Hussein Obama. Remember this first episode that got the racial division ball rolling in July of 2009?

After spending most of an hour patiently reiterating his arguments for changing the health insurance system, President Barack Obama turned his press conference sharply toward an iconic moment in American race relations: the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. earlier this week by the Cambridge Police.

Gates was arrested for allegedly disorderly conduct -- a charge that was quickly dropped -- after a confrontation with a police officer inside his own home. Though some facts of the case are still in dispute, Obama showed little doubt about who had been wronged.

"I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts – what role race played in that, but I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home," Obama said in response to a question from the Chicago Sun-Times's Lynn Sweet.

How about his comments about the Trayvon Martin killing by George Zimmerman that was as misleading as they were disingenuous since he must have known the truth when he spoke the following on the subject?

On the morning of March 23, 2012, Barack Obama said of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier, “My main message is to the parents of Trayvon – If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” Four weeks after the shooting, Obama had no excuse for not knowing the facts of the case. This would prove to be the most destructive moment of his presidency.

Black Lives Matter had formed in response to Zimmerman’s acquittal in 2013. Had its founders been following the trial through the samizdat, they would not have been shocked or outraged at its outcome. They would have known how desperately out of control Trayvon Martin’s life had become and understood why he viciously attacked a stranger half-a-foot shorter. Obama had no excuse for not knowing this and even less excuse for green lighting the lethal racial madness that has followed in the years since BLM’s founding.

Perhaps worst of all was Obama’s despicable response to the Michael Brown shooting that touched off race riots in Ferguson, Missouri. His disgraceful comments opened the door on the false narrative of police racism and criminal justice bias that leftwing activists have pushed to this very day by the BLM crowd with their “Defund the Police” meme:

On November 24, 2014, President Obama betrayed the nation. Even as he went on national television to respond to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the looting and arson that had followed Brown’s shooting in August were being reprised, destroying businesses and livelihoods over the next several hours. Obama had one job and one job only in his address that day: to defend the workings of the criminal-justice system and the rule of law. Instead, he turned his talk into a primer on police racism and criminal-justice bias. In so doing, he perverted his role as the leader of all Americans and as the country’s most visible symbol of the primacy of the law.

Obama should have briefly reiterated the grounds for not indicting Wilson and applauded the decision as to the product of a scrupulously thorough and fair process. He should have praised the jurors for their service and courage in following the evidence where it led them. And he should have concluded by noting that there is no fairer criminal-justice system in the world than the one we have in the United States.

Instead, Obama reprimanded local police officers in advance for an expected overreaction to the protests: “I also appeal to the law-enforcement officials in Ferguson and the region to show care and restraint in managing peaceful protests that may occur. . . . They need to work with the community, not against the community, to distinguish the handful of people who may use the grand jury’s decision as an excuse for violence . . . from the vast majority who just want their voices heard around legitimate issues in terms of how communities and law enforcement interact.”

He re-invoked the “diversity” bromide about the racial composition of police forces, implying that white officers cannot fairly police black communities. To claim that the laws are applied in a discriminatory fashion was a calumny, unsupported by evidence. For the president of the United States to put his imprimatur on such propaganda was bad enough; to do so following a verdict in so incendiary a case was grossly irresponsible.

Read the rest here

Calling Obama’s comments on Ferguson “grossly irresponsible” was being kind. His perfidy lit the match on racially motivated riots and protests to this very day. As a half-black president, he could have brought people together with the truth but chose the path of racial division and activism consistent with his political roots with ACORN in Chicago.

And the legacy media have protected Obama’s overt racial divisiveness since before he was elected in 2008. There is a straight line between Obama’s comments on Skip Gates, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and George Floyd. Here is what he said about Floyd’s death.

[W]e have to remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly "normal" — whether it's while dealing with the health care system, or interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street, or just watching birds in a park. This shouldn't be "normal" in 2020 America. It can't be "normal." If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better.

It will fall mainly on the officials of Minnesota to ensure that the circumstances surrounding George Floyd's death are investigated thoroughly and that justice is ultimately done.

But it falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station — including the majority of men and women in law enforcement who take pride in doing their tough job the right way, every day — to work together to create a "new normal" in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts.

Read the rest of his disgraceful statement here

Never mind that Marxist Minnesota Attorney General withheld a video that contradicted the clipped version that was released that got the riots started across the US. Or the efforts to hide Floyd’s long criminal record and drug use. Obama didn’t mention that, of course, because the Left’s goal was anarchy and violent race-based rioting in the streets.

Each of the above cases was perverted and spun by the activist Left and falsely amplified by Barack Obama. Obama knew EXACTLY what he was doing. He began his career as a community organizer and ACORN lawyer and activist. He has been a rabble-rouser for his entire career, continuing even to this very day. He could have spoken the truth, supported personal responsibility and accountability, advocated respect for law and order, and called for measures to strengthen black families, but of course that was not his objective at all.

Forget about the truth. Ignore the negative impact on people’s lives and property. Only the political objective matters to Obama. And his ultimate objective is to transform the US into a Third World hell-hole. He told us so.

Meanwhile, President Trump has commuted the prison sentences of black Americans (e.g., Alice Johnson), signed out criminal justice reforms aimed specifically at incarcerated blacks, helped fund opportunity zones in black inner cities (Sen. Tim Scott’s bill), and permanently funded historically black colleges and universities. Not to mention implementing economic policies that uplifted black Americans to their lowest unemployment rate in history before the #Dementiacrat governors shut down their states and tanked the economy. And then there are these Trump accomplishments that directly benefit all Americans, including black Americans.

Yet, we are going to watch and listen to the Democrats accuse him of being a “racist” this week. Guess what, Democrats? We know who the real racist is who actually practiced and exacerbated racial divisions from the Oval Office. And he’s not named Donald Trump.

Stu Cvrk served 30 years in the US Navy in a variety of active and reserve capacities, with considerable operational experience in the Middle East and the Western Pacific. An oceanographer and systems analyst through education and experience, Stu is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, where he received a classical liberal education. This functions as the key foundation for his political commentary. He threads daily on Twitter on a wide range of political topics, such as the military, foreign policy, government, economics, and world affairs. Twitter: @STUinSD Web: stuinsd.net

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